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Peculiar In All The Best Ways

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs, is a quirky and mysterious debut novel for teens and adults, that will grab you from page one. Following the perspective of sixteen-year-old Jacob, readers embark on a journey of discovery....

The Power of a Woman

THE TITLE The Nightingale conjures images of a quiet night, nightingales singing in the trees and perhaps a young couple in love. Kristin Hannah’s novel The Nightingale, however, is anything but a love story. It is a beautifully written story...

Truth Versus Power

DEBUT NOVEL Burial in Endwater, by local Baton Rouge author Kelly Landry, is a fiction novel that will captivate you from page one. Surprising and suspenseful, Burial in Endwater will introduce you to the secrets of a powerful family and...

What Could’ve Been

WE ALL WONDER what our lives could’ve been like if we’d made a different choice here or chosen another path there. Shari Goldhagen explores this idea in her book, In Some Other World, Maybe, by following the lives of four...

The Cuckoo Clock is Ticking

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling) is a classic crime novel for those mystery lovers, who secretly want to be a detective. Injured war veteran and private investigator Cormoran Strike is down on his luck. His...

Blurred Lines

FOR FANS of romantic comedies and the friends to lovers’ trope, USA Today’s bestselling author Lauren Layne delivers another success with Blurred Lines. The first chapter alone will draw you into the witty, romantic novel set in Portland, Oregon. It’s...

One Person Can Change Your Life

YELLOW CROCUSES are the first sign of spring. They are small flowers that can induce great change, and in this novel, the tradition of searching for them makes the greatest of differences. Set in Virginia in the decades before the...

Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is the perfect book to take on your summer beach trip. This coming-of-age novel centers around Charlie, who is just entering his freshmen year of high school. Written entirely in letters...

Crime and History Brought to Life

THIS NON-FICTION book certainly seems like an imaginative fiction novel for the ages. Erik Larson seamlessly entwines the true tale of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and the story of America’s first serial killer, better known as H. H. Holmes...